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Portland, OR (August 28, 2003)—Reed College’s fall visiting writers series opens with a reading by Paul Collins, founding editor of the Collins Library imprint, on Thursday, September 18, at 8 p.m. in Reed’s psychology auditorium. The remainder of the fall series schedule follows. All readings are free and open to the public; all take place in the psychology auditorium (room 105 of the Reed psychology building). For more information, visit the Reed events website call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

PAUL COLLINS—Thursday, September 18
8 p.m., psychology auditorium

Paul Collins is the founding editor of the Collins Library imprint at McSweeney’s Books, and his work has appeared in New Scientist, Business 2.0, and Tin House. He is the author of Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books (2003), and Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World (2001). His Collins Almanac compilation of literary oddities also appears daily at Not Even Wrong, a memoir on raising his young autistic son, will be published by Bloomsbury next year.

LISA M. STEINMAN —Thursday, September 25
8 p.m., psychology auditorium

Lisa M. Steinman, Kenan Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College, is the author of two books about poetry: Made In America and Masters of Repetition; three volumes of poetry: Lost Poems, All That Comes to Light, and A Book of Other Days; and a poetry chapbook, Ordinary Songs. A new poetry book, Carslaw's Sequences, will be published by the University of Tampa Press. Steinman is a winner of the Oregon Book Award in 1993 for All That Comes to Light, and her work has also received recognition from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Notre Dame Review, Chariton Review, Prairie Schooner, Chicago Review, Epoch, Michigan Quarterly, Boulevard, Threepenny Review, the Massachusetts Review, and Quarterly West. She co-edits the poetry magazine Hubbub.

ARTHUR BRADFORD—Thursday, November 13
8 p.m., psychology auditorium
Arthur Bradford's first book, Dogwalker, a collection of short stories, was published by Knopf in 2001 and Vintage paperback in 2002. The book contains, as David Foster Wallace says, "Stories that are sweet, haunting, resonant, generous, and true the way only the very strange is true." An O. Henry Award recipient, Bradford has published short fiction in Esquire, Zoetrope, McSweeney’s, Bomb, and the Face. He also directed the documentary film How’s Your News?, which appeared on HBO/Cinemax in 2002. He lives in New York City.

HENRI COLE—Thursday, November 20
8 p.m., psychology auditorium
Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has also received the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin, and many other awards. He has published five collections of poetry: The Marble Queen, The Zoo Wheel of Knowledge, The Look of Things, The Visible Man, and Middle Earth. His poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. At present he is poet in residence at Smith College.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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